ERIC Number: ED447316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Access and Inclusion: Developing Education for Carers across Agencies.
This book describes the benefits of learning for carers (people who look after a relative or friend who needs a significant amount of care) and offers case studies of good practice in the organizations that have developed learning for carers by working across agencies in Great Britain. It is intended for staff and managers in such agencies and organizations as further education colleges, adult education services, social services departments, health authorities and trusts, voluntary organizations, and carers' centers and groups. Chapter 1 discusses why learning for carers matters, the sort of organizations that should be involved in learning for carers, and the support carers need to access learning. Chapter 2, on carers as learners, describes learning activities in which carers have been involved, reasons carers give for returning to learning, what carers have gained from learning, distance learning, barriers to learning for carers, how colleges and adult education could do more to support carers, and how to encourage carers to access learning. Chapters 3 and 4 look at the main examples of educational provision for carers. Key points for practice are drawn from each example. Chapters 1-4 conclude with summaries and checklists. Chapter 5 offers an action planning checklist of themes, questions, and ideas to help plan educational provision across agencies. Appendixes include biographies of the 1998 and 1999 National Lottery Charities Board Carers' Awards Winners and addresses of seven useful organizations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Caregiver Role, Case Studies, Check Lists, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Developed Nations, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Family Caregivers, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Long Term Care, Outreach Programs, Partnerships in Education
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE11 7GE, United Kingdom, Web site: http://www.niace.org.uk (6.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)